July 17, 2003

Bush Outs CIA Operative?

Here's the other story I referred to this morning. Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer working covertly in a field of vital importance to national security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush administration critic and intimidate others?.

David Corn writes in The Nation that the White House may have acted to out a CIA operative either out of malice or incompetence in response to former envoy Joseph Wilson IV making Bush look bad when he told his end of the story about the Nigerian uranium scam.

Corn gets his information in this case from conservative columnist Bob Novak, whose story you can read here in the Washington Dispatch, July 14.

I'll let those stories speak for themselves, since I can't verify how much of this is the truth.

Before the war there was a lot of well-placed concern for CIA operatives who were investigating the Iraq WMD situation. If the above is true, then when this administration's butt is on the line, that concern evaporates.

Posted by James at July 17, 2003 4:12 PM
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